Top 10 Medium Dog Breeds

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Overview

When looking for an ideal family dog, there are several factors that you have to consider so as to ensure that you get the dog breed that suits your need. Some of the most common factors that most people looking for a family dog look out for are the dog’s temperaments, the kind of maintenance the dog requires and the size of the dog. Dog breeds come in different sizes, temperaments and levels of maintenance. Depending on what you are looking for, you can get the exact dog breed that suits you. If you are looking for a medium sized dog, there is a variety of medium dog breeds that you can consider. Here are ten of the most popular medium sized dogs.

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1) Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian cattle dog is a small hypoallergenic dog breed that belongs to the herding group. This dog breed is alert, intelligent, agile, strong and active. This dog breed is also fiercely protective loyalty over its owner. Being a herder dog, Australian cattle dog is so active that it might get into trouble while looking for activities to occupy it.

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2) Labrador Retriever

This is one of the most popular dog breed that is common with families. This dog breed belongs to the sporting group and is known for its intelligence, affection, patience, and gentility. This makes it an ideal companion and family dog. Labrador retriever is easy to train; this explains why it is commonly used for search and rescue, assisting the disabled and police work.

3) Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland sheepdog is a herding dog that is highly intelligent, commitment and protective over its owner, learn new commands with little repetition, devotion to their families and are happy to live just about anywhere.

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4) Basenji

Basenji is a medium sized dog that belongs to the hound group. It is a playful, curious and intelligent dog that is characterized by wrinkled forehead, short muzzle, small almond shaped eyes that are dark hazel or dark brown and straight small, erect ears.

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5) Bull Terrier

It is also referred to as English Bull Terrier. It is a medium sized dog that is originally from England. It is courageous, confrontational, fun-loving, active, loyal, polite, and obedient. It is characterized by short, strong back, long and oval shaped strong head, small, almond-shaped eyes and a dense, short, flat coat.

6) Welsh Springer Spaniel

The Welsh springer spaniel is a medium sized sporting dog that is friendly, loyal and willing to please. It is characterized by square muzzle, oval shaped eyes, long ears that are at eye level hanging close to the cheeks, docked tail and soft, flat, straight or wavy medium length coat.

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7) Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie is a herding dog that is originally from Scotland. It is a high energy and intelligent dog that has a strong connection with humans thus making it an ideal home companion and family dog.

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8) Boxer

The boxer is a strong, loyal dog that hardly holds any grudge. It is happy, high-spirited, playful, curious and energetic. This dog is considered to be highly intelligent and quick to learn. It is characterized by a large black nose with very open nostrils, dark eyes, round, strong and muscular neck, a short muzzle and straight and parallel, strong front legs.

9) Bulldog

The Bulldog also known as English Bulldog is a medium sized dog with short legs, massive skin on its skull and forehead falling in folds, wide muzzle, broad, black nose with large nostrils and small, thin rose ears that are set high on the head. It is affectionate and dependable, gentle with children and often seeks out human attention and love.

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10) Pumi

It is a medium sized herding dog that is originally from Hungary. It is an alert, watchful and energetic dog that can be very protective to its owner. It is also said to be intelligent. This dog is characterized by an elongated muzzle, slightly oblique, dark eyes that have close-fitting lids, upright ears that are tipped forward, compact hind feet that are set back from the body and a deep chest that has flat ribs.

You can choose any of the above medium sized dogs that suit your personality and your need if you are looking for a medium sized dog.

© 2014 Dr Joe Njenga

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